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Stratford Foodbank urging townspeople to donate following sugar shortage

Stratford Editorial 8th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A SUGAR shortage has hit Stratford Foodbank.

The charity – which provides emergency food aid to people in need – is urging townspeople to donate a small 500g bag of granulated sugar.

Stratford Foodbank Manager Marion Homer said: “It’s always a challenge to keep our food stocks at the optimum level.

“We have a small warehouse and our volunteers work hard to ensure we hold stocks across all food categories so we can provide the nutritionally balanced food parcels suggested by our parent charity the Trussell Trust.

“The residents of Stratford are very generous and we receive consistent and varied donations.

“However our sugar stocks look a little low and we would really appreciate some help increasing them.”

Food donations, including sugar, can be left at the collection bins at Tesco and Waitrose or be bought directly to the foodbank – in Tesco car park near the Click and Collect area – between noon and 2pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The foodbank is also looking for donations of tin openers to provide to those with limited cooking facilities.

In the three months to January the charity fed 386 people – a quarter of which were children.

Visit www.stratforduponavon.foodbank.org.uk for further details.

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